Wednesday, 18 June 2014

The cover for Gathering Storm.

This is the cover for my new book, Gathering Storm. The sequel to Through a Glass.
I'm aiming for publication in August.
The brilliant cover designer is :

My five star review of a great book. A Heart Deceived by Michelle Griep.

I'm not going to do a breakdown of the story, as it has already been done in other reviews.

A Heart Deceived, is a brilliant book. I'm not quite sure the title fits the story, but that's of minor importance and only my opinion.
This book is so well written,with wonderful prose that truly expresses the hard and dark days of old England. I could almost see and smell the squalor...feel Miri's suffering as she is falsely accused of madness, and along with her truly mad brother, Roland, is dragged off to the Sheltering Arms Asylum. While Ethan, the man she loves is accused of murder and thrown into Prison.
For me, the Christian message of faith and hope, tempered the darkness of this exciting and moving story.
This is a book that if I loaned to a friend, I would want back after they'd read it. If it was a paperback and not on my kindle, it would be added to the shelves of my small library of favourite books.
A Heart Deceived by Michelle Griep, is excellent and one I can truly recommend.

Sunday, 8 June 2014


To have good editors is a real blessing, and I am blessed!
We authors go flying off into our various chosen worlds, without a care, or thought for grammar, spelling, or anything else we might consider boring and irrelevant.
For us, it's all about the story, the wonderful worlds we create and get lost in. And when we eventually come up for air, it's these wonderful editors who take our garbled offerings and make them fit for future readers. A round of applause, please, for all our long suffering editors.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

My review of, Ten Hours 'Til Spring

This is a book filled with twists and turns. Drama after drama unfolds in its pages, keeping the reader glued.
To me the story was reminiscent of a dark mystery, with an equestrian backdrop.
The story centres around Katie and her return to Radbourne, her grandmothers ranch. A place she was banished from as a child, in dark and mysterious circumstances. The writing was so descriptive; I could almost see the ranch, and the beautiful Arabian horses.
At first, I found the relationship between Katie and her grandmother Francine a little tedious, but as I continued to read, it all became clear.
As for the foreman Jeremey, well what can I say? I wished I was Katie! This is a credit to the author’s great writing.
This a long story, nevertheless it held me. There were quite a few editing errors, which I found irritating...missing words for example; hence I felt I couldn't give the five stars I wanted too. This is down to whoever edited the book. I hope the issue is sorted, as I intend to read more by this author.
As I read I wondered how the story would end, I was not disappointed.
Ten Hours'Til Spring, is a great book, I recommend it.